Do’s and Don’ts of winter skin care and the Vivel Cell Renew Contest!!!

December is just a day away and we are heading towards some very low temperatures in a few days. One thing that suffers the most during winters is your skin. It is obviously the largest and a very important organ of your body so you obviously need to give it some extra care and take some extra precautions.

So today I am sharing some of my basic do’s and don’t for the winter season

The Do’s
  • Moisturize:  Even though I have an oily skin, I don’t treat it as an excuse to not moisturize, instead I just use a gel-cream or lotion formula. 
  • Separate moisturizer and face and body: Well I know its sounds stupid but there is always a difference in your facial and body skin type. Different skin type means different moisturizers.
  • Exfoliate: In summers I usually follow this one in two weeks but in winters I try and exfoliate once a week to get rid of the dead and dry skin. As I am increasing frequency of exfoliation, I try and use a mild scrub preferably a home made one. 
  • Extra care for hand and feet: Unlike my facial skin which is a complete oil rig, my hand and skin get dry very easily. The problem gets even worse as the temperature drops so extra care is essential which I give them by investing in a good hand and foot cream and moisturizing them regularly.
  • Drink lots of water: We usually have a tendency to avoid drinking water in winters so I just a reminder on my phone to make sure I drink enough of it
The Don’ts
  • Super hot baths: As much as we love having those hot water showers as the temperature drops, I try and avoid using very hot water as it just dries out the skin. Also I make sure that I never use hot water for my face. Its either lukewarm or cold.
  • Washing hands too often:  Ok by this I definitely don’t mean compromise on hygiene but its just that the skin on the hands is a lot thinner than the rest of the body so I try to avoid excessive washing and when I do I either use a gentle soap with lukewarm.
  • Going Hot and Cold:  We don’t really realize it but its not just the extreme climate changes that affect our skin but it also gets affected the micro-climatic changes. I try and avoid coming indoors where it’s warm or the heater is on and then going back out in the cold and also sitting right in front of the heater just before going out into the cold.
Now lets talk about the contest
Vivel is giving away thirty 250 ml Vivel Fortify + Repair Body Cell Renew Body Lotion for the next 10 days. This contest is divided into three parts, the first of which starts today ( 29 November, 2013) and will ends on Sunday (1 December, 2013). I shall be announcing 10 winners and the second part of the contest on 2nd December

In order to win the body lotion all you need to do is have a valid Indian address and answer the simple question:  

What are your winter skin care do’s and don’ts?


Leave your answers with your email id in the comments below.
Also, please read the terms and conditions of the contest here.
All the best!!!
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  • loved the tips!

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  • Drink lots of water and bath with lukewarm water not with hot water n use sun screen when going outside and dont use too much creams n lotions

  • Dry, cold air can leave skin chaffed and itchy in the winter months. Skin can even crack and bleed. Ouch! As the seasons change, our skin needs some extra love and care. here are my Do's & Don'ts to keep our skin soft and healthy throughout the snowy season, and beyond!

    DO'S:

    1. do drink plenty of water. At least 8 glasses per day to keep your skin and the rest of your body healthy. Limit coffee and alcohol, which can cause dehydration.

    2. do eat plenty of foods that contain biotin (vitamin B7) such as whole grains, Swiss chard, egg yolk, and cheese. Biotin deficiency can cause dry skin and hair loss.

    3. do wear sunscreen. Winter sun, especially combined with snow glare, can damage skin even if doesn't feel hot. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen, see my post on Sunscreen Safety or see the Skin Deep Database’s 2011 Sunscreen report for recommendations of safe sunscreens.

    4. do try adding oatmeal (1-2 cups for a standard bath tub) to your bath water to fight eczema and sooth itchiness.

    5. do pat dry (don’t rub) and apply moisturizer immediately after showering or bathing. For face, pat dry with wash cloth, apply appropriate toner for your skin type, then apply moisturizer.

    6. do use moisturizer that contains natural humectants such as shea butter, lanolin, avocado oil, and jojoba oil.

    DON'TS:

    1. Don’t wear tight fitting clothes, or clothes that make you feel itchy. Choose cashmere or cotton, instead of wool.

    2. Don’t wear wet gloves or socks, change them as soon as you can! Wetness can make dry skin even worse and cause cracking.

    3. Don’t use harsh peels or masks, such as ones that contain clay. Instead, choose masks that moisturize and nourish. A personal favorite is Jurlique’s Intense Recovery Mask. Also avoid harsh exfoliators that contain crushed walnut shells. Instead, I like Pangea Organics Adzuki Bean and Cranberry Scrub because it gently exfoliates with soft adzuki beans leaving skin silky soft, without over drying.

    4. Don’t take hot baths or use hot water to wash hands. Hot water can dissolve skin’s natural oils. Instead, take lukewarm water and keep baths and showers short.

    5. Don’t wash hands too often. The skin on your hands is thinner than the rest of the body, so more vulnerable to dryness. Use a gentle soap, and lukewarm water when hand-washing is necessary.

    6. Don’t use hand or body wash that contains sodium laureth sulfate, a detergent that can irritate dry skin and cause eczema.

    i really hope u like my idea for this winter season =)

  • Do's: Moisturize: Like you, even i have oily skin but i keep my skin moisturized from inside and outside. I drink lot's of water an for this i set alarm on my phone. 😛 externally, i use lotion on body and for hands and feet i use vaseline. 🙂
    Hydrated lips: I hate winters because my lips get chapped and VERY DRY during this season. so i have to take special care of my lips. i moisturize them every hour and in the night also i sleep with a heavy layer of lip balm.

    The don't is only one: Don't use hot water for washing hair. I know washing hair with cold water during winter is the terrible thing but you have to. I have dry hair and that is why i never wash my hair with hot water as it makes it more dry and frizzy.. 🙁

    email- mansic40@gmail.com

  • Eat plenty of foods that contain including whole grains, egg yolk and cheese etc in different forms. control ur intake of coffee and alcohol to avoid dehydration, it can be substituted with veg soup at times. Dont use hot water for taking shower or head bath, coz hot water can steal our skin’s natural oils.prefer lukewarm water Instead and keep showers short. Dont wash face n hands too often & if u have to, then mild soap should be used. use gud quality moisturizer that contains shea butter, lanolin, avocado oil or jojoba oil. u may switch from flowy lotions to thicker creams and balms
    if required as per ur skin type. And if u love basking in sun like i do, there is no harm intaking Vitamin D (but not facing the sun directly) for some time 🙂

  • Do drink plenty of water. At least 8 glasses per day to keep your skin and the rest of your body healthy. Limit coffee and alcohol, which can cause dehydration.

    Don’t wear tight fitting clothes, or clothes that make you feel itchy. Choose cashmere or cotton, instead of wool.

    email- priyanka_lodha2007@yahoo.co.in

  • Do wear sunscreen. Winter sun, especially combined with snow glare, can damage skin even if doesn’t feel hot. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen, see my post on Sunscreen Safety or see the Skin Deep Database’s 2011 Sunscreen report for recommendations of safe sunscreens.

    Don’t use harsh peels or masks, such as ones that contain clay. Instead, choose masks that moisturize and nourish. A personal favorite is Jurlique’s Intense Recovery Mask. Also avoid harsh exfoliators that contain crushed walnut shells. Instead, I like Pangea Organics Adzuki Bean and Cranberry Scrub because it gently exfoliates with soft adzuki beans leaving skin silky soft, without over drying.

    Email- priyanka_lodha2007@yahoo.co.in

  • skin care do's
    1. regular use of vitamin E rich body lotion and cream 4 special protection 4m dryness.
    2. glycerin soap 4 bathing .
    3. regular intake of egg and dry-fruits and seaonal fruits like orange strawberry etc.
    4. oil message in regular intervals .
    5. try home made masks containing curd milk turmeric honey all these give an awesome glow and supple effect to skin in winters .
    Don't's
    1.to avoid the direct effects of cold wind do not wash or bath ur face atleast half an hour u step out.
    2. just avoid using such face masks which contain alcohol
    or astringents.

  • My must follow winter tip is to massage my body with oil every night for soft, supple skin in the morning. The next thing I religiously follow is I never move around barefoot in the house. I apply some cold cream on my feet, wear woolen socks and protect my feet from the cold marble.

    Also, I try my best to resist the temptation to drink too much tea or coffee during winters. I love to have a hot cuppa to beat the cold, but both of them dry out my skin! So I stay away from them and opt for healthy green tea

    Email id: kbmotihar at the rate gmail.com

  • yea sure go ahead n copy my ideas! this girl is copying my ideas

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  • My winter tip is to apply moisturizer on the feet/legs and hands before bed and cover them with long socks. It keeps you warm and you wake up with baby soft and hydrated feet and hands.

  • My tip for cracked lips and corners is applying some ghee with a cotton bud, it heals the crackers and reduces irritation and further cuts. You can do this before applying lipstick, but it might not stay that long, but this workers better than a lip balm.

  • Hi Aparajita, thanks so much for the contest! 🙂
    My winter skincare do's and don't's:
    1. Although I really love taking baths with very hot water, during winters I'm gonna dial down on the heat, because extremely hot water can dehydrate the skin and make it prone to dryness and itchyness.
    2. Apply lip balm regularly. I usually have chapped lips, and in winter it is all the more important to keep my lips supple and soft by applying an intensive care lip balm at regular intervals.
    3. Pay more attention to drier areas like my the soles of my feet. I thought I'd have to wait until I'm in my mid-twenties to start using Krack foot cream, but seeing how my feet are drying up faster than the Sahara desert, I might have to start using foot creams now itself! 😛
    These are just a few of my winter do's and don't's. Apart from these I'm of course gonna follow my general skincare routine. Also I hope to incorporate more of winter skincare tips as I read others' comments. 🙂

    -Ashwini.

  • MUST DO FOR WINTERS : To moisturize your skin within approx. 3 minutes of patting it dry . If this is not done, no moisturiser in the world will do its work properly.

    STRICT NO FOR WINTERS : Not to use oil-control soaps and facewashes.

  • 1-Drink lots of water: We should drink lots of water in the winter.Drink more water which helps the skin,retain its shine.
    2-Bathe with lukewarm water: Insead of taking bath from hot water,we shouls use luke warm water. Always use a mild non-drying soap or a moisturising soap to prevent your skin from getting dry and itchy.
    3-Keep your skin moisturised: You should choose a good, oil-based moisturiser to keep the skin moisturised and soft.
    4-Use a good sunscreen: People like to enjoy the sun during winters but little people know that exposure to the sun can harm their skin in winter too. Use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or more when you step out in the open.

    5-Should not lick your lips: Winter is the season of chapped lips and licking them will make them more chapped. We should use a good lip balm to prevent lips from chapped.
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